Chief Data Scientist, Founders Factory

AI Rising Stars Competition.

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Rising Stars Award.


Get noticed on a global stage, and pitch along 4 other finalists at the most exclusive event in London.


Get noticed and share your venture with industry influencers.


Network with VCs, senior investors, CEOs, and industry experts and meet with top AI founders.

Winning Prize.

Equity Free Cash.

£10,000 from Founders Factory.


One on one session with the judges.


Invitation to Founders Forum London.

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Applicants will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

5 Finalists will be notified on Friday 1st June, 2018

About Founders Forum.

Founders Forum, is an exclusive network of the world’s top-tier digital and technology entrepreneurs, CEOs and senior investors. This is a private, invitation only event for 500 people.

Previous guests include; Eric Schmidt (Google), Sir Richard Branson (Virgin Group), Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Biz Stone (Twitter), Niklas Zennstrom (Skype), Evan Spiegel (Snap Inc.), Ben Horowitz (Andreessen Horowitz), Beth Comstock (GE), David Cameron, Lord Hall (BBC), Emmanuel Macron, Marissa Mayer (Yahoo!), Ashton Kutcher (A-Grade Investments), Will.i.am, Yancey Strickler (Kickstarter), Frederic Mazzella (Blablacar), Taavet Hinrikus (TransferWise), Demis Hassabis (DeepMind) and many more...

About Founders Factory.

Founders Factory starts and grows businesses, backed by some of the world's leading corporates across six sectors; edtech, media, beauty, fintech, AI and travel.

We have a team of 60+ digital experts based in London and we invest in 30 startups and build 12 new startups from scratch each year.

Qualifications for Entry.

Founder Status.

The applicant must be a founder or co-founder of the company.


Startups need to demonstrate potential to disrupt a billion-dollar marketplace.


Each company must have a product or prototype that can be demoed at the time of submission.


Top five finalists will need to attend the invite-only Founders Forum on the 14th of June at The Grove to pitch.


Applicants should not have raised more than 1M pounds in equity financing.


Applicants must have a minimum of two references to give feedback to the selection committee on team, traction and technology.

Areas we find exciting.

Meet the judges.

Jeffrey Ng.

Chief Data Scientist
Founders Factory

Henry Lane Fox.

Co-Founder, CEO
Founders Factory

Steve Crossan.

Venture Partner
Firstminute Capital

Dr. Caroline Hargrove.

Acting CTO
McLaren Applied Technologies

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